Criminal Policy making in Cyber Security Violations and Social Prevention Approaches

Document Type : Research Article


1 Ph.D Student in Criminal Law and Criminology, Maragheh Branch, Islamic Azad University, Maragheh, Iran

2 Associate Professor of Criminal Law & Criminology, Maragheh Branch, Islamic Azad University, Maragheh, Iran


Security is the most important component in the political authority of governments and the cyber world violates it by acknowledging its valuable achievements. Therefore, developing an effective preventive criminal policy against cyber security violation is so important that neglecting it can cause the criminal system to face irreparable challenges. Despite the approval of the international document on cyber security, this paper, using the method of document analysis and a descriptive analytical method, seeks to read the strategies of Iran's cyber security order in the upstream laws and documents and examine the state of social preventive criminal policy in the laws of other countries. It seems that criminal policymaking in Iran can play a significant role, especially in the field of social preventive measures against cyber security violations. In this way, different countries have adopted several security approaches to prevent cyber security violations. Based on the findings of this research, although Iran has considered different strategies in strengthening the security foundations of cyber encounters, due to the lack of appropriate differential policy, it has not yet succeeded in adopting centralized social preventive mechanisms and efficiency in preventing cyber security violations has not been considered and the measures applied are often non-technical in nature, such as training and promotion of digital Knowledge.


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